There is good news out there about the connection between liver disease prevention and drinking coffee. This might especially be good news for those who frequent cafes on a regular basis, or who enjoy a steady dose of this aromatic brew. The boom in cafes in recent years has apparently brought society more than just another place to enjoy drinking coffee and having great conversation. This ready availability of good coffee is also helping keep our livers healthy.
New Findings Point to a Link between Drinking Coffee and Liver Health
A new study from Coffee&Health, a non-profit organization, found that people who drink three to five regular cups of coffee on a daily basis can significantly cut down on their risk of liver cancer. Studies coming from the United States and Italy also show that a regular and moderate coffee consumption can reduce the risk of cirrhosis of the liver by a significant amount, even around 70 percent.
Key components in coffee, including caffeine, kahweol, cafestol, coffee oils and antioxidant elements are all thought to offer a higher protection to the liver. Experts also note that the way in which the coffee is served is not important. Whether the coffee is brewed, instant, or served as espresso also doesn’t seem to be an issue. All of these types of coffee bring on the same liver-protecting benefits, according to research.
Illnesses affecting the liver seem to be on the rise in the United Kingdom and Europe, though experts aren’t really sure why. Right now, liver illnesses are the fifth leading cause of death in these countries, which is why these latest results are so welcome.
Liver disease can be brought on by the overconsumption of alcohol, obesity, and by undiagnosed cases of hepatitis B. This latest study result may offer a solution or at least prevention method for such problems. However, as some already pointed out, although drinking coffee is seemingly good for the liver, people should consume it in moderate quantities. A too high amount of coffee can bring about other health problems.
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